Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) meets with Morgan Stanley

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Published July 8th, 2019 - 10:58 GMT
This approach is building a solid platform for investors by removing barriers and costs to doing business.
This approach is building a solid platform for investors by removing barriers and costs to doing business.
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This approach is building a solid platform for investors by removing barriers and costs to doing business.

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) recently met with Morgan Stanley’s Chairman & CEO MENA to discuss how to develop business relations between both entities.

ADX carried out a tour to the Morgan Stanley delegation including which included Mr. Sammy Kayello, Chairman & CEO MENA, Mr. Gokhan Unal, Managing Director, Investment Management, and Mr. Waleed Al Rezooqi, Vice President, Investment Management. This was followed by a high-level discussion exploring opportunities between both entities.

H.E. Khalifa Salem Al Mansouri, Acting Chief Executive of ADX said, “This was a valuable introduction for ADX. Developing business relations with such a highly-experienced American multinational investment bank and financial services company as Morgan Stanley will serve to further potential cooperation to further ADX’s long-term vision. Their record speaks for itself, placed as it is within the top 10 for average six-month return from pricing on U.S. IPOs since 2014 according to recent data from Dealogic.”

H.E. Al Mansouri continued, “Our meeting with Morgan Stanley will support ADX’s strategy of bolstering its leading position in the region and further expanding its cooperation with global financial markets, as well as increasing the base of partners and investors. ADX has an ongoing programme of working with world-class entities, in order to achieve a market of high value to investors both within the region and around the globe.”

The Morgan Stanley meeting follows on from ADX’s recent commitment to carry out a strategy to diversify investment financial instruments for investors in the market, as part of "Ghadan 2021" plan. This approach is building a solid platform for investors by removing barriers and costs to doing business. In addition to making Abu Dhabi attractive to investors, the Ghadan 2021 plan aims to create jobs, spur innovation and improve the quality of life for its residents, while preparing to create a viable economy for a post-oil world.

It is worthy to note that foreign net investment in ADX increased by 373% during H1 2019 in comparison to the same period in 2018 with net foreign investment climbing from AED 489 million during H1 2018 to AED 2.3 billion during H1 2019.

 Net institutional investment during H1 2019 also recorded an increase of 110% compared to the same period in 2018 with AED 947 million during H1 2018 to AED 1.9 billion. By end of H1 2019 the number of investors on the Exchange reached around 969 thousand investors of which 8732 are institutional investors where 6345 of those institutions are foreign.

Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, provides diversified financial services on a worldwide basis. The Company operates a global securities business which serves individual and institutional investors and investment banking clients. Morgan Stanley also operates a global asset management business.

Background Information

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) was established on 15th of November 2000 by Local Law No. (3) of 2000, the provisions of which vests the Market with a legal entity of autonomous status, independent finance and management, and gives ADX the necessary supervisory and executive powers to exercise its functions.

Moreover, ADX has the authority to establish centers and branches outside the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and so far it has done so in Al Ain, Zayed City, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.

ADX's board of directors is comprised of seven members nominated by Amiri Decree. The members of the board hold office for a term of three years. The first board of directors was constituted by Amiri Decree No. (8) of 2000.

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